Select Court Reporters speaks out on
the most trusted way to create a Record

  Stenography has been around for decades. However, the steno machines of yesteryear are almost unrecognizable from the modern, sleek and dynamic machines and methods currently employed by court reporters.   Court reporting firms around the nation as well as the courts have tried different methods of creating a record and it always comes back […]

Top Qualities of Indispensable Paralegals

While the comic above is humorous, it is also extremely true! Paralegals are an indispensable part of any good law practice. From assisting in research to preparing affidavits, good paralegals can turn a mediocre practice into an efficient, smooth-running office, helping clients feel more secure in working with the practice’s lawyers. How do you become […]

Court Reporters and Ethics

There are rules that court reporters must follow when it comes to, for example, formatting of transcripts, rates being charged, hiring practices, billing practices and, of course, impartiality when reporting. The formatting rules vary somewhat from state to state. However, it is imperative that court reporters do follow the rules set out by the state […]

Ethics First Program/National Court Reporters Association

Court Reporters: The Code of Professional Ethics of the National Court Reporters Association states that “Reporters should refrain from giving, directly or indirectly, any gift or anything of value to any person or entity associated with litigation that exceeds $100 in the aggregate per recipient each year. Nothing offered in exchange for future work is […]

Stenographer vs Court Reporter

As Juliet famously said, “what’s in a name?”  When it comes to choosing between a court reporter and a stenographer, there is a lot in a name.  We often hear the terms used interchangeably, when in fact there are differences.   Both court reporters and stenographers produce verbatim transcriptions of legal proceedings, be it in court, […]